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Unkoku school (16th Century)
Unkoku school (16th Century)

Chinese pavilion with immortal on crane; The gathering at the Orchid Pavilion (Rantei kyokusui)

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Unkoku school (16th Century)
Chinese pavilion with immortal on crane;
The gathering at the Orchid Pavilion (Rantei kyokusui)
Pair of six-panel screens; ink on paper
60 5/8 x 129¾in. (154 x 329.4cm.) each (2)

Lot Essay

A poetry gathering took place at Lanting, the Orchid Pavilion, in the year 353 in Southern China. The host, Wang Xizhi, invited 41 of his scholarly friends to an outing on the banks of a stream. They composed poetry and drank wine from cups that had been set floating on the stream.
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